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List of wiki engines

PmWiki (You're using it!)

Pro:

  • Relatively light at 1.4M
  • Made in PHP, easy to deploy
  • Tons of features for page organization
  • Incredibly easy to make themes
  • Ships with extensive documentation

Con:

  • Setup via PHP config file
  • Handling attached files is clumsy at best

OddMuse

Pro:

  • Very light at <200K!
  • Made in Perl, easy to deploy
  • Ships with literally hundreds of plugins
  • Built-in blogging support
  • Trivially themed by editing one stylesheet

Con:

  • Setup requires adequate technical knowledge
  • File attachments are best used sparingly

TiddlyWiki

Pro:

  • It's just a self-contained web page that can save itself with all changes!
  • Lots of cool, unusual features
  • Less bureaucracy: there's no installations, logins or page history

Con:

  • The Classic 2.x line has long-standing bugs and is limited.
  • The new 5.x line is big, slow and complicated to use.

DokuWiki

Pro:

  • Made in PHP, easy to deploy
  • Excellent media manager built in
  • Comprehensive control panel
  • Built-in source code highlighting

Con:

  • Relatively heavy at 17M
  • Difficult to make templates for

MoinMoin

Pro:

  • Easy to run locally via Python
  • Rich markup built-in
  • Decent handling of file attachments

Con:

  • Not easily deployed on shared hosts
  • Few themes available, hard to even install

Honorable mention for Pepperminty Wiki, a young engine as of 2021, with intriguing design and a thoughtful developer.

  • Ships as a single PHP file
  • Comprehensive control panel
  • Uses Markdown!

Con:

  • Installations must be secured manually

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